VIA Art Fund

VIA Art Fund

219 West 19th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011


May 18, 2023


May 08, 2023
Artistic Production Grants are awarded twice annually to individual artists, nonprofit organizations, and institutions to support new artistic commissions that take place outside museum or gallery walls, within the public realm, or in non-traditional exhibition environments. Individual artists or producing organizations seeking production funding must have a confirmed exhibition venue or presenting partner. Artistic Production funding ranges from $25,000 to $100,000 (can be lower than $25,000) per project, with grants at the upper levels of funding reserved for permanent or long-term installations, or newly commissioned works that may be gifted to a U.S. public collection. Artistic Production Grants are awarded to projects that best exemplify our three core values of Artistic Production, Thought Leadership, and Public Engagement:


• VIA awards grants to artists, nonprofit organizations, cultural institutions, art production platforms, and biennials or festivals working in the field of

contemporary art in the United States and internationally.

• VIA does not fund in-house museum or gallery exhibitions. Our support is geared towards high-impact artistic commissions presented in non-traditional exhibition venues and those mounted in the public realm.
• Projects must have a confirmed artist or artist list (describe in the LOI).
• Project must have a confirmed exhibition venue (describe in the LOI).

• If the project takes place in the United States, the featured artist(s) may be US-based

or international. If the artist is internationally based, then the project must take place in the United States. If you are a nonprofit entity (American or international) applying for support for a project outside the United States, your proposal must feature the work of a US-based artist.
• Projects must begin after our grant award notification dates.
• Organizations applying must provide proof of nonprofit status.
• Previous grantees must wait three full years from the date of their last grant award to re-apply for funding. Previous applicants who were invited to submit a full application but did not receive support must wait one full year to re-apply. Previous applicants who did not progress past the LOI stage may not submit an LOI for the same project; they may, however, submit an LOI for a different project in the next cycle.

Application Instructions

You may apply directly to VIA as an artist for a project OR as an organization for a project you are presenting.